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Headword: Epiboêma
Adler number: epsilon,2237
Translated headword: call, cry, shout
Vetting Status: high
Thucydides [writes]: "but he, whether [because of] the cry or whether something else had suddenly occurred to him, led the army back."[1] That is, an exclamation.
Also [sc. attested is the related participle] e)pibow/menos ["calling [upon]"], meaning inviting/invoking.[2]
Greek Original:
Epiboêma: Thoukudidês: ho de eite to epiboêma eite kai auto allo ti ê kata to auto doxan exaiphnês, to strateuma apêge. toutestin epiphônêma. kai Epiboômenos, anti tou epikaloumenos.
[1] An approximation of Thucydides 5.65.3 (web address 1): King Agis of Sparta is warned by an old Spartan soldier not to take unnecessary risks in the prelude to the Battle of Mantineia.
[2] Evidently quoted from somewhere -- perhaps again Thucydides: 6.16.6. (Hesychius epsilon4654 has a parallel entry for e)pibow=ntai, perhaps extracted from Thucydides 7.69.2.) For the verb cf. epsilon 2245, epsilon 2246, epsilon 2247, epsilon 2248, epsilon 2249.
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Keywords: biography; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; historiography; history; military affairs
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 15 September 2007@21:12:07.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (augmented n.2; tweaks and cosmetics) on 16 September 2007@04:56:06.
David Whitehead (augmented n.1; tweaks and cosmetics) on 23 October 2007@10:03:42.
David Whitehead (tweaked n.2 etc.) on 10 October 2012@07:58:59.


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